Re: Medical leave - may not genuine
equery on staff entitlement on Medical leave
According to labor law, employee is entitled to 14 days medical leave
scenario of background- this particular staff has habitual discplinary issue (e.g late for work/ absent from work)
Does any employer has the right to reject MC if in any circumstances suspect that the MC given is not genuine
Examples of cases:
1. staff claimed she is medically not well - complaint of dizzyness and vomitting. On the first day, she informed the company she'll be on MC for one day. Next day, she called to say doctor gave her 2 days MC -so she did not show up for work.
However, reason given on the MC issued by doctor for being not fit for work is "backache". Called to check with doctor ,he (the doctor) shared the same medical problem - dizzyness and vomitting, but his MC issued written as "backache"
I understand from MMA this reason given is pretty "grey" area for argument
what should we do?
2. recently again, in the morning staff informed company will be late for work because sending child to clinic. But, later afternoon, called again to tell that she herself is also on MC.
We fully agreed that employee should be entitled for the medical benefits. However, if employer feel suspicious on those claim for the Medical benefits what should the company do?
Can the employer reject the claim of medical fees as well as the medical leave?
Pls advise. TQVM